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Old April 30, 2019, 05:53 AM   #46
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The beggar looked at Argon firmly like he was stupid and then began to speak to Argon. "Everyone in the business has been injured. I remember when a guardsman stabbed him and he just ripped him apart and bit his head off. He's not a big boss round here yet but if he wants to be I think that he will be because he is terrifying. Do not think you can just kill him like you do to everyone else." He lifted the sewer grate up. It was a bit of a drop and dark so it was hard to see very well even though Argon was a dwarf. There were piles of rubbish laying around everywhere and it smelled really bad and there were sounds of squeaking like rats. The beggar looked at Argon the dwarf and said "If you can get down I can show you a place to hide".

Zkron walked into the area of the alley where Argon had killed everyone. There was blood everywhere and body parts across the floor. The walls of the alley were covered in blood and there were smaller bits of body parts stuck to the wall than were on the floor. The dead dwarf lay with his arm broken holding his chest with blood coming out in little spurts. A dead ratman had his jaw broken off and another one looked like it had a spike cut through it that went through its whole body. There was a dead human on the ground who looked like it had been hit in the back repeatedly with an axe. There was a bag next to it which had books. Another trail of blood led down the alley around a corner and was splashed all over the place.
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Old April 30, 2019, 07:27 AM   #47
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Argon wasn't going to argue with the beggar regarding being unable to kill his boss. He wasn't inclined to. He was an injured man and although he -liked- murderers je hadn't established this man was bad. Afterall he looked after beggars. That was charitable.

He shuffled himself toward the sewer hole as a baby toward the edge of the bed and tried to calmly and carefully get down. Apparently his swift capacity for justice had been noticed abd would be rewarded shortly. He would be refreshed and offered anew opportunity to right wrongs.

"Well as long as I can patch meself up." Argom said pragmatically then following up with a joke that wasn't actually a joke "Maybe get some rings for my new nose piercings?"

He tried to chuckle but the pain was returning from each of the wounds and it turned out that the effort was beyond him right now. Was he going to die having been looting by beggars in the gut? Would this be the end?
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Old April 30, 2019, 07:27 AM   #48
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Z'kron stumbled to a halt as he observed the carnage. The floor. The walls. The.. ceiling? Had anything got up that far? How, precisely, had a trip to the library gotten quite this out of hand?

This, he considered, is why the lower classes have such limited educational opportunities. Vote Mayor Argon. Tough on crime. A real hero, for real people.

At the very least, he conceded, they at least had art to sustain them. Although he thought the bits with the entrails were probably overkill. He cocked his head in reticient appreciation.

Seemed like the type of decorating his sister would like. Especially the spurty water feature. But not really to his taste. I mean, if one was to really go to town with fresh organic work- to paint the town red say- you'd probably want to go with a more nervous, fractal motif- you could probably keep the whole spider theme going despite that- his mind was starting to wander now-

Hearing the squeaks from his shoulder, he covered the eyes of the rat with one large draconic palm.

“Cover your eyes, Lord Squeakington. It's not dinner time yet. We have hero work to do.”

Boldly, he strode on.
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Old April 30, 2019, 07:42 AM   #49
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Zkron would arrive to see Argons feet disappearing into a sewer grate. There was a trail of blood all the way up to the entrance. About two seconds later there was a thumping sound as something hit the floor which was probably Argon because his feet had disappeared. The rat stayed on his shoulder.


Argon had fallen downwards and because of the fall was now laying on a slimy floor with piles of garbage around him on three sides and the sounds of squeaking. The beggar was sitting next to him squinting in the dark and trying to put a fake leg on. They were in a large drain that was meant for draining water and seemed to be sloping downwards. The beggar said “You will need some very big rings” and did a little laught. He began fiddling with a brick in the wall of the sewer which was also covered in slime.
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Old April 30, 2019, 07:52 AM   #50
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A secret ways? Z'kron would be fascinated as a master architect. Argon was fascinated because of adventure.

The 'soft' and slimy fall was a good thing for now. The filth ultimately would not be. However if he were healed soon all would be well. It may not have been soft but his situational awareness was quite damaged by his, well, damage

"A secret space?" Argon inquired trying to be soft "does the sewers turn most people away?"

He had to make small talk for the pain was growing with each moment whilst he grew fainter. The darkness o unconsciousness loomed in the background. He had to at this stage trust the beggar he had given coppers to with his life. Was the beggar a beggar though? It was becoming less and less clear.
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Old April 30, 2019, 09:38 AM   #51
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Well. At least he'd finally found his buddy.

Based on the blood trail, a bit worse for the wear. But at least he'd found him. And based on the feet, still alive.

“Argon? That you down in the pipe? What've you got yourself into?”

He ambled towards the drain and peered down into it, craning his monstrous neck to do so. These drains didn't tend to be made for seven-foot-plus draconic creatures. The average city was very height-ist that way. The portion of him which was perpetually in architect mode made a note of this.

There certainly was a lot of blood around. However, despite this, the dracon was feeling exceedingly relaxed. Quite chill, really. Two talking rocks in his pocket. Happy rat on his shoulder. Everything just satisfactual. It was all he could do to avoid breaking out into song.

“Lost a bit of blood buddy?”
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Old May 1, 2019, 12:35 AM   #52
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Zkron who was looking down through the sewer hole would see Argon against a wall in a pile of rubbish. He looked badly injured. There was a huge hole in his guts he had mostly no skin on his hands and there was a nail sticking out of his head and blood coming from his head where a lot of hair had been pulled off. The were bits of green and red coming out of his guts and mixing with the slime that was on the floors. A beggar was trying to pull a knife out of a false leg and another human beggar was coming down the sewer to investigate also holding a knife. Argon would also see Zkron who smelled strongly of smoking herbs and still had a rat on his shoulder. The beggars looked at the big dracon head and stopped moving. The sound of squeaking was not starting to stop but kept on going.
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Argon still had his shield attached and was unaware of any threat of knives. Having seen the dracon friend of his he caller out as he could.

"Oh hey!" Argon said cheerful in painful delirium "Could ye patch me up? I think i left bits of me everywhere. These people were going to show me to their secret lair to meet their boss. Reward me or heroism I think?"

Argon couldn't see well. He couldn't see himself and he cpuldn't see the knives but he could see Z'kron and now he needed help.
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“Damn, Argon. Have you had a haircut?” He squinted worriedly. The new look was not as stylish as he would have expected coming from the city of Queens. His gaze flicked down to the more obvious injury in his abdomen.
“That injury there, though. That. That looks tough. Looks like you've been stabbed. In the Gut. In Port Alxyandrya.”

He glanced around to check how many walls the sewer had, and which one Argon was already leaning on. Architectural business, of course. Maintaining his balance, he called down to the beggars.

“Hey! Beggars with knives? Trying to.. ah.. recruit.. Argon to a life of crime? I mean, admire the entreprenurial spirit. Sticking it to the man. But, say. Uh, that's my buddy there. I'd quite like to treat him for his crippling injuries. Mind moving him into the light so I can see him better? I'm not sure if I can fit down there. I'm a bit big, and I'd prefer not to have to, you know, shapeshift. Bit of a cultural no-no these days. Diantar pride. ”

He petted the rat on his shoulder. Time to do some magicking. Once he figured out what was wrong with his dwarf buddy, of course. Once he could see clearly, he really needed to do some triage. Particularly of that gut wound. That thing looked nasty. With all that ooze, he was wondering if something internal had been dinged.
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Light, Argon thought, he could possibly do light. Maybe if his luck held his ikosian runeit won't work as Argon has yet to have the xp signed off on and therefore by game rules it shouldn't work even though this is after the event where he learned the spell. Mods however have ultimate discretion for glow would activate when he tried to do so. He could activate it by pushing it onto his shield. He need only concentrate and do the motion pull the rune from his arm onto the shield or even just touch the rune to the shield.

He did exactly that and concentrated on the single quick motion of activating the rune by applying it to the shield. It would be a dim glow if successful providing enough light for the 1 metre diameter around him. Eniugh light for Z'kron to see him by. If the rune actually did what it was fething told he would live. If only it would.
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The rune was pulled to the shield off Argons arm but maybe it was the injuries or something else but instead of sticking to the shield it seemed to slide off and just make the air a little brighter before getting stuck in something. The light floated above the shield for a second or two before the light floated towards Zkron and broke in half and vanished leaving little sparkles on his scales that glowed a little like stars for now. The beggars looked at the sparkling dracon and Argon summoning magic and decided to put away their knives. They rolled Argon to where Zkron could see him clearly very quickly and then tried to leave as quickly as possible. Now that Zkron could see Argon in the light he could tell that there was a bleed from the gut and part of his intestines had been damaged.
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Argon's mind grew fainter with the effort but even in the pain he enjoyed the glowing rune floating effortlessly above his shield shattering into a shimmering light. It was by far the best experience of ikos one could have while bleeding out in a sewer.

As he was shunted into the light he looked up at the ancient and crippled blue dracon who was his only source of hope to live in the moment.

"There ye are" Argon said faintly trying not to lose consciousness "is my gut supposed to stick outside of my belly?"
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“No. Gut is supposed to be inside the belly. Sometimes babies have them outside. But you gotta put them back in. Good work with the magicking, by the way.” He frowned as he appraised the situation, absentmindedly batting at the shiny sparkles which were floating around his face. “Except, in this case, it's not so much that the gut fell outside. More looks like something's been ruptured in there. Something sharp got in and stabbed around and did some lacerating.”

He reached down with one taloned hand and prodded around carefully to identify the bleeding part. Healing was part of the druidic arts, although unlike thaumaturges repair was largely limited to accelerating the natural abilities of the body to repair. Maybe he could get the intestine to repair itself through some concerted effort. It had been a while since he'd done this, and he was really quite high. Plus, there seemed to be a rat constantly riding on his shoulder. But it was worth a shot nonetheless. Just a bit of druidic healing magic, released into the intestine as a type of test attempt and a basic triage to stop the bleeding.
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Underneath the big talons the injured gut began to heal again a little bit. It was slow and painful but there was a lot less bleeding now.But like Zkron had said druid magic was limited to accelerating the body power to repair and on its own this body would not have repaired and Argon would have just died. The connections between bits of the bottom part of the gut had been badly destroyed and there wasnt anything too much to connect them without more magic and also as Argon started to heal he was getting more awake and it would hurt more and more as he could think normally again because he wasn't losing lots of blood.
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The sudden burst of energy itself shook Argon alert. Tje druidic energies were familiar to Argon yet different and last time there had not been the sudden awareness of thousands of nerves telling him about how fethed up he was. Argon involuntarily groaned under the efforts of the druidic spell and now more alert he was aware of his condition. He could feel that his gut wasn't healing right but his other wounds had healed to a greater extent and that had stabalised him.

Despit the pain he forced himself up. Laying down in the slime would not help. Praying to the Gods wouldn't help either in Argon's opinion. Action to save himself would.

Remembering he had a backpack of various things Argon took out a spare tunic and a short length of twine he used to repair his own clothing because of how poor he was and tide the spare tunic against the wound to stop the stomach wound from a further bleed.

He needed to get out of this place if it was the last thing he ever did.

"Thanks Z'kron"Argon said as a splitting pain ran down his side causing him to wince and cough "but we need to get to a moee specialised healer. Can you get ne up?"

Argon indicated he could do it himself if he had the reach with his strong arm indicating his lack of height by hopelessly reaching for something to clasp. Time remained of the essence
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